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State Jobless Rate For May Down Slightly From April

Jun 16, 2017

Ohio's unemployment rate declined in May by a tenth of a point from the previous month to 4.9 percent.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says non-farm payrolls increased by 63 hundred last month. The state gained jobs in sectors including professional and business services; educational and health services; and financial activities. Those gains were offset by losses in the leisure and hospitality; trade, transportation and utilities; and information sectors. The national unemployment rate is 4.3 percent.